Kanyu Escape: Lightning in a Bottle

By | March 20, 2019

by Kanyu Escape (website)

South Lodge, Moor End, Wetherby LS23 6ER

Wetherby

2-8 players

Languages: EN

60 minutes

Deaf friendly - contact the venue for details
The secrets of South Lodge may be valuable beyond measure, but dangers await those who would learn them. Knowing the risks, Sir Henry built a back-up laboratory in South Lodge.
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Rated between 40 and 45 out of 5

based on ratings from 8 users
combined with 4 pro reviews

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Ladylusiphur rated this:Rated between 50 and 50 out of 5
Team size: 2 Outcome: Failed 🙁
hi-techoriginalimmersivevery difficult

The second room we did at Kanyu Escape was Lightning in a Bottle, we failed to escape in time (finished about 3 minutes after the ending) but both agreed this was our favorite room. The room decor, as always with Kanyu is excellent. The puzzles all fit the theme and some are pretty hi-tech. Plenty of puzzles i've never seen before in other venues, and everything was a challenge. 

I think we'd have benefited with an extra person in this room, which is not something we normally say. Usually the two of us is about right. Still loved it though. 

Ksen experienced rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5
Played: 2020 Team size: 2 Outcome: Successful escape!
beautifulcleverbroken techquite difficult
flyingoctopus expert rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5
Team size: 3 Outcome: Successful escape!

Multi level puzzles so it is a challenge. 

abooth expert rated this:Rated between 45 and 45 out of 5
Team size: 2 Time taken: 59 Outcome: Successful escape!

Loved it - lots of original puzzles - great use of space. Really hard for two so be prepared for a challenge. Didn't particularly enjoy the final puzzle.

Molly Minerva experienced rated this:Rated between 45 and 45 out of 5
Team size: 2 Outcome: Successful escape!

Not an easy game, particularly for our team of two, but some super puzzles in here and another fantastic setting/theme. You can't really go wrong with the games here!

Lise Mortier expert rated this:Rated between 35 and 35 out of 5
Played: 2020 Team size: 2 Outcome: Successful escape!
🦡cipherdelic virtuoso rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5
Anonymous rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5
Played: Team size: 2 Time taken: Outcome: Successful escape!

Reviews by escape room review sites

Kanyu Escape, also known as Secrets of South Lodge, has been on my radar since before it even opened, initially for the intriguing game titles but more recently for the consistently high praise they seem to receive. It's also notable for its location, a beautiful listed building marooned in the centre of junction 45 on the M1, meaning as part of your visit you get the surreal experience of turning right from the innermost lane of a roundabout. But it's such a huge roundabout that that's a much l...
A beautiful room that was fun to be in and had solid - albeit similarly styled - puzzles. With a relatively low difficulty level this is the perfect game for beginners to head along to..
The steampunk visuals are certainly arresting, and the stark difference of style and content between this and Follow In My Footsteps show that Kanyu are not a one-trick pony.

Possibly Almost certainly the best escape room I’ve done. Great variety, satisfying puzzles, clear signposting and a realistic setting. Except for the one puzzle that I mishandled and caused to not work exactly right, the room was faultless.

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